Partial Ban On Plastic Products That Was Set For Implementation On November 1 Has Been Suspended By Government

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This is one of the main reasons we have so much problems to contend with as a country. The requisite political will to carry out needed reforms is never available- and without that the tough decisions can never be taken.

Government had assessed the use of plastics in the country and agreed that there was a need to regulate it to minimise the filth that is gradually swallowing this country up. In that vein, a decision was taken to ban the production and use of plastic materials less than 20 microns.

However, the implementation date of November 1st passed by without any ban, and it now turns out that is because government has suspended the decision to carry out the ban.

The decision was taken after the Ghana Plastic Manufacturers Association petitioned the Environment Ministry to stop the ban.

They claimed the ban would adversely affect their operations, whilst doing little to help stop the plastic waste problem in the country. The Ministry says all stakeholders have agreed on a new roadmap to solve the underlying problem.




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